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OHS welcomes new foreign exchange students

OHS welcomes new foreign exchange students

Jordan Beseda, reporter

September 21, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Oakville High School has many new students this year. However, at least four had to travel a little farther than others. Sofia Ozolins (11), Rafael Portela-Lorenzo (11), Aleksi Isopahkala (12), and Christoph Koch (12) are a part of the foreign exchange program. This is the first time in 10 years th...

“I want to make a difference”

“I want to make a difference”

Mckenzie Knapp, editor in chief

May 22, 2018


Filed under Channel 97 News, Channel 97/Videos, Features, test video, Top Stories

As the school year comes to a close, many seniors are deciding what they want to do after graduation. Sabreena Leach (12), however, knows exactly what she wants to accomplish in her future. And she received some help from her past to do so. Leach plans to major in Environmental Science and Sustainability...

Art students become art historians

Art students become art historians

Kyle Genthon, reporter

May 16, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

AP Studio Art and Applied Design, taught by Mr. Brian Crawford and Ms. Alexandra Heyl respectively, took a trip, both for fun and to learn something new. On Wednesday, May 2, art students took a trip to the St. Louis Art Museum’s “Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds” exhibit. Students met in...

Drama students shine in one act plays

Drama students shine in one act plays

Kyle Genthon, reporter

April 16, 2018


Filed under Channel 97 News, Channel 97/Videos, Features, Top Stories

Theatre students are taking the reins and directing their own plays, getting a taste of what it’s like to run the show like a true director. Ms. Amy Learn’s seventh block Theatre Workshop class has an idea in the works to let the students direct their own 10-minute, one act plays. The plays allow...

Francis wins national essay contest

Francis wins national essay contest

Christina Meier, reporter

April 12, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

One OHS student is truly writing her heart out. Emily Francis (11) recently won a Gold Key Award for her argumentative essay that was submitted to the 2018 Missouri Region of the Scholastic Awards Contest. Of the more than 1,000 entries from throughout Missouri and Kansas City, KS, she was one of...

DECA members compete at state, two qualify for nationals

DECA members compete at state, two qualify for nationals

Rachel Delgado, reporter

April 6, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Within in the past year, the OHS DECA club has doubled in size, having over 30 members this year. With that growth also came success in the recent competitions. After competition at the regional level at Saint Louis University on Feb. 8, 18 out of 26 students were awarded the chance to move onto...

OHS seniors receive award for outstanding leadership

OHS seniors receive award for outstanding leadership

Maddy McClure, reporter

March 23, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

OHS Leadership students work with Special School District students every day, but two students went above and beyond to make some students feel a part of the school. The St. Louis area held a Special School District (SSD) awards night and dinner on Thursday, March 8 at the Moolah Temple Ballroom....

Bucholtz and Zapf march professionally

Bucholtz and Zapf march professionally

Christina Meier, reporter

March 6, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Oakville’s marching band season may not start until July, but it has already begun for two OHS students. Conrad Bucholtz (12) and Adam Zapf (10) both auditioned for DCI (Drum Corps International) recently, and both of them received contracts for the 2018 season. DCI is the major leagues of marching...

Botindari makes a difference

Botindari makes a difference

Lexi Onder, reporter

March 2, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

OHS student Gabrielle Botindari (9) is going above and beyond to raise money and awareness for leukemia research. After one of her grandmothers passed away from breast cancer and her other grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer, she wanted to make a difference. “Ever since I was a little...

French Club raises money for Doctors Without Borders

French Club raises money for Doctors Without Borders

Preston Ocello, reporter

March 2, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

French Club is known for its parties with French foods, playing games, watching movies, and raising awareness. The club meets towards the beginning and end of each month, and on Feb. 26 they began another Doctors Without Borders campaign to raise awareness for third world countries. “I think it’s...

Key club gives back to community

Key club gives back to community

Maddy McClure, reporter

March 1, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, Channel 97 News, Channel 97/Videos, Features, the Prowl, Top Stories

As OHS Key Club members walk into The Center of Clayton pool, they are greeted with many smiles from individuals, who despite their disabilities, enjoy making new friends. Several times this year, Key Club students have worked with Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN) St. Louis, a non-profit, volunteer-led...

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